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David Graham, Jr April 6, 1970 - April 21, 2023

Date of Funeral

May 1, 2023

David Ray Graham, Jr., age 53 of Nixa, Missouri passed away suddenly, Friday, April 21, 2023. He was born April 6, 1970, and is survived by his parents, David Graham Sr., and Diana Jean (Wendt) Graham. On March 19, 2001, David was united in marriage to Karla Kay Hall.

David was presently employed as a sales representative with Pfaudler Incorporated, prior to this employment he was a 20-year employee of Paul Mueller company. David was a dedicated family man, his family describes his characteristics as the best father, best grandfather, best husband, best mentor and a loving son. He was well known for his BBQ, best chili making, and his talented woodworking skills. David was honest, generous, loving and caring. His faith was important to him and he often spoke of his own testimony often to share his love of God with others. He enjoyed attending the Grace Community Worship Center where he was a member and served on the board of directors. David was an outdoorsman enthusiast who enjoyed several types of hunting and looking for mushrooms. During 1987 to 1989, David proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army and received an honorable discharge. David will be sadly missed but his loving memory will live on forever in the hearts of his wonderful family.

In addition to his parents, David is also survived by his loving wife Karla; four daughters Jacquelin Graham, Casey Graham, Amber Fannin and Whitney Murray; six grandchildren Kamron Gautney, Kaylee Gautney, Lillie Fannin, Jaykob Saffeels, Lexi Saffeels and Weston Saffeels, two siblings Dawn Sorber and Everett Graham. David was preceded by a nephew, mother-in-law and father-in-law.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Friday, April 28, 2023, in Barnes Family Funeral Home, Ozark, Missouri. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral and begin at 1:00 P.M. Burial with full military honors will be 11:00 A.M. Monday, May 1, 2023, in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri. Online condolences may be shared at www.barnesfamilyfunerals.com


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    Tony L Franklin says

    Sympathy and prayers to the relatives of David Graham. May God grant you patience and relieve your sadness and brighten your memories with the remembrance of his vibrant soul.

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    Lorna Sue Willis says

    David was one of my favorite guys to work with at PMC. so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.

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    Ulf Wittmann says

    It’s so sad to see the best always leaving us way too early. We only traveled a few days together in the Arkansas “wilderness”, but enough for me to realize what a great guy you are. Every single customer had a smile on his face when you walked in. Not only your knowledge, your commitment to the company and your work ethics will be truly missed by all of us, but also your great personality. I will always remember how proudly and fondly you spoke about your wife, your children and grandchildren. If I would have to paint a picture of a real good guy, it would be a picture of you. I will miss you, David!

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    Jane Mason says

    I work in Arkansas and David was my sales rep so I did not know him outside of that but I always felt like he was a friend. When he visited, he always got a hug from me and I always looked forward to seeing his smiling face. I am so very sad that I won’t get to see him or hear his voice on the phone anymore. Prayers of comfort for his family. I know he will be greatly missed. He will definitely be missed in Arkansas.

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    Russ Bennett says

    In the short time knowing David, it was clear he loved his family with all of his heart and was a man that cared about those around him. He had a way of making you feel good and seeing the best in things. His customers had nothing but compliments for him, all well deserved. In a couple times on the road with him he spoke often of family and his love of God. He was the kind of man to be an example for the rest of us. We’re all better for knowing him, and will miss him greatly. Prayers for the family left behind. Cherish the time you were able to have with him.

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